While the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been thoroughly spied both inside and out, this is by far the best look we've had at its appearance.
That sharp front end does a good job of reminding us about the A-Class Sedan concept. In fact, the headlights are almost spot on, and all that's missing is the Panamericana grille and wider fenders.
Also, it appears that Mercedes was out testing these two lightly-covered prototypes against a VW, which may not be a direct rival, but as far as compact hatchbacks go, the Golf is to be respected.
Speaking of compact dimensions, the new A-Class won't be much larger than the current/outgoing model, yet its larger wheelbase will allow for more room in the rear. We can also see that unlike the old model, the new A-Class will feature a larger trunk opening as well, making it easier for you to load voluminous objects.
As for the interior, these images unfortunately don't share anything we hadn't previously seen. The thick-rimmed steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, circular air vents, they're all there to remind us of larger models like the E-Class and S-Class.
Pumping blood into the all-new A-Class' lightweight MFA2 architecture should be a wide range of three-cylinder as well as powerful four-cylinder units. Speed enthusiasts can look forward to an A40 AMG model with around 340 horses, as well as a new A45 AMG, putting down over 400 HP.
Rumor has it, Mercedes could debut the car at next year's Geneva Motor Show, although we wouldn't put it past them to unveil it digitally way sooner than that.
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